7th November 2000hrs
Supper will be available before the lecture in the Island Sailing Club, Cowes.
Admission: Members of SPS and ISC Free, visitors welcome
Sea-level rise, coastal erosion, flooding and the disappearance of salt-marshes are all causes for concern among those interested in the future of the Solent region. This lecture illustrates how our understanding of these phenomena can be assisted by evidence from an unusual source, namely drawings, paintings and other artwork from earlier days.
PROFESSOR ROBIN McINNES OBE
Robin McInnes is a geologist and coastal scientist who has lived and worked on the Isle of Wight for most of his life. He gained a BSc Honours Degree in Geology at the University of Southampton and a PhD in Coastal Management at Portsmouth University. He was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for ‘Services to the coast’ by Her Majesty The Queen in 2006.
Professor McInnes runs his own consultancy ‘Coastal & Geotechnical Services’ providing advice internationally on coastal issues and ground instability policy and practice; he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton. He has a long-standing interest in British landscape paintings and especially coastal scenery and is an advisor to the leading London auction houses.
1830: Supper at the Club (please book direct
2000: “Art as a tool for understanding coastal change” Robin McInnes
(There will be Red Jet services to Southampton afterwards)